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Coronavirus – Important Note to Choir Members

Dear Choir Member, [spacer height="20px"]There is much media coverage of the Coronavirus, some of which is helpful, some of which is not! Government advice is to continue with planned events and this is endorsed by the music group support organisation, Making Music.  The Committee would therefore like to reassure you that we intend to carry on with our rehearsals and the May concert unless circumstances change and we are prevented from doing so.  [spacer height="20px"]In the meantime, we ask you to protect yourselves and others by following Government advice, paying particular attention to frequent and thorough handwashing (especially on arrival at rehearsals and during breaks), calling 111 and self-isolating if you have travelled to any high risk areas or feel poorly. Should you find yourself in this situation we would be very grateful if you could let us know. [spacer height="20px"]We will of course monitor developments, follow advice and update you as necessary.
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Raffle and Workshop Reminder – and our new Social Media rep!

Yes folks.....it's the first rehearsal of the month which means it's time to shake those piggy banks again and bring your coins in to choir.   If you're lucky enough to win the draw you walk away with half the takings, the other half being donated to choir funds.  Just look out for Julia (unless she finds you first....you have been warned!!). Introducing our new Social Media rep - Emma Mills! At last we can announce a replacement for Amanda McKee as our Social Media rep.  Amanda will be a hard act to follow but Emma Mills (2nd Alto) has very kindly volunteered for this role and her work will start right away.  Please do your damndest to support her efforts by visiting our Facebook page and Instagram app on your phones and liking the content.  The more likes we get, the more visibility we get as a choir, so it all really helps for our path to worldwide domination!
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Announcing our chosen charity for the Messiah concert…!

We're very happy to announce that our chosen charity for our Messiah concert in May will be....(cue drum roll)....BLISS (Charity No. 1002973), a charity that offers a wide range of free services for the families of premature and sick babies. There were quite a few suggestions on charities this time, so choosing one was not easy, but with Bliss there is a personal connection with our choir and it is not one that we have collected for before, so we thought it would be a good one to support.  The response from you all was brilliant though, so we will definitely try to use some of the other suggestions for our September/Summer concerts in the future.  We were blown away with how involved and supportive you all are of these extremely deserving local and national causes.
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Sponsorship pack is here – and more tour places available!

We're really pleased to announce that the sponsorship pack for our proposed concert at The Royal Albert Hall in May 2022 is now ready for general distribution.  You can view it HERE - please do just download it and email it to anyone you think might be interested.  Sponsorship can be at all sorts of different levels and all packages are negotiable for variations. The pack will also be available in professionally printed booklet form next week at choir - please ask Rachel or Ruth. This will be a document that evolves as plans progress and more information becomes available.  Please do make it clear to everyone you talk to that we are in discussion stages at the moment, and whether the concert goes ahead or not depends on a number of factors, not least on sponsorship 🙂  Having said that, we are really excited about the prospect of singing in such an amazing and prestigious venue, working with world-class musicians and soloists, with the expertise of a proven professional marketing company to help fill up the auditorium!
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Announcing our Tour/Autumn Concert programme – we’re looking for soloists!

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for.... the Tour and Autumn concert programme is ready for you to look at!!   You can look this page up at any time by visiting our Music Programme & Practice page and selecting the Tour programme.  Graham and the Music Group have come up with a very eclectic mix of Purcell and various other new pieces of music, so there'll be a lot to learn after the concert, but we know how you all love a challenge!! As time goes by this page will be filled with useful links and pretty pictures of the scores etc., but in the words of the great Jeremy Paxman as a starter-for-10 it is just the list of items we'll be singing.
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